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Ancient Fly? - Danepteryx barbarae

Ancient Fly? - Danepteryx barbarae
Soquel, Santa Cruz County, California, USA
December 1, 2011
Any idea what it is? (probably not as ancient as it looks).

Moved

Danepteryx barbarae
The wings are longer than the body, very narrow, and without any one vein stronger than the others. Obviously a spider mimic, which is why it looks "ancient".

 
Thanks, Andy!
I never expected this one ID'd to species!

neat beast; looks like Danepteryx to me
Moved from ID Request.

 
Interesting!
The following day I photo'd a living Issid Planthopper, though I am sure it is a different species.

This very moist environment seems to encourage rapid fungus growth.

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